IELTS Cue Card: Describe a street in your hometown that you know well

Describe a street in your hometown that you know well

IELTS Cue Card Question 96 With Model Answer:

Describe a street in your hometown that you know well.

You should say:
  • what is the name of this street
  • where it is and how often you go there
  • what the street looks like
and explain your memory regarding this street.
[You will have to talk about the topic for one to two minutes. You have one minute to think about what you're going to say. You can make some notes to help you if you wish.]

Model Answer:
I was born and brought up in Singapore and thus Orchard Road is a familiar street for me. It has a long history and been lying down for over a century.

The Orchard Road is named after the orchards (it is believed that there were gardens of different plants) on the surrounding locality. Now the entire view of the road has been changed and is considered as the longest street in Singapore stretching over 2 kilometres. The road is also termed as Orchard as well by the natives while the other people term it in different names like market street etc. and contains the attractive shopping zones of the country. But earlier, it was not as it is now. The newer structures and malls have been formulated when the number of tourists increased in the country.

Geographically the road is located in the Central Region and stretched about 2.5 kilometres. Starting from the Tanglin Road, the Orchard Road has occupied roads towards the Dhobi Ghaut. Considered as the shoppers’ heaven and the main shopping venue in Singapore, the road is covered with a very good number of shopping malls have been built for shopping, and food courts, coffee shops, nightclubs, residential hotels and other necessary commercial services are available here as well where tourists of different countries come to get their necessary stuff. I frequently go there to have some coffees or snacks in the evening after my office and sometimes my colleagues, friends of family members accompany me here. But during the weekend evenings, I pass my evening hours on the roadside coffee shops by chatting with my friends.

The road looks different at different hours. The night views are stunning and the lighting system of the shops and roadside restaurants make it more attractive than the day time. Besides, during the celebrations like Christmas, the road gets a fresh and breathtaking look though the road is neat and clean in the regular days. To increase the beauty of the road, it underwent renovation back in 2009 and necessary facilities have been increased. Installation of new street lamps, tiles on the streets, flower plants by the side of the walkways have raised the beauty of the road. During the evening hours, the road looks like a paradise for its outstanding beautification. As a result, the road becomes occupied with people of different strata who come to different purposes.

In my teenage, the road was less popular comparing the current days. I have lots of memories with the road. The development did not begin then when we used to spend time on the roadsides in the evening hours, discussed over numerous issues with friends and participated in sports. We had different spots to pass our leisure hours. With the gradual development of the Orchard Road, our leisure activities changed greatly. We started taking foods from the newly made shops and celebrated different events like birthdays under the open sky on the road. When the place gradually started becoming crowded, we lost our attraction for the place. The spots were grabbed by the business people and other service providers and that was a great loss for me and my team.

If you can talk about the cue card topic "Describe a street in your hometown that you know well." you should be able to talk about the following IELTS cue card topics as well:
  • Describe your favourite place in your hometown.
  • Talk about a place you often visit.
  • Describe a place you remember well from your childhood.
  • Describe a busy street or highway in your city.
  • Talk about a street or place where you spent a lot of time in your childhood.
  • Talk about a place that has a special meaning to you.
  • Describe a street you often visited.